This course has the primary objective of fostering a general knowledge of international law as it relates to armed conflict. This body of law includes two distinct areas of international law: international law and the use of armed force; and international humanitarian law. The course will introduce students to the basic principles and legal concepts relating to the use of armed force and the conduct of warfare. It will also enable students to discuss contemporary legal issues that have arisen in these areas in light of the basic principles and concepts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise, explain, analyse and apply the principles, rules and legal concepts relating to the use of armed force and the conduct of warfare;
- Describe, summarise and theorise contemporary debates in the development of state practice and jurisprudence in the area of international law and the use of armed force and international humanitarian law;
- Describe, distinguish and debate specific in-depth international law issues arising from the decision-making and conduct of armed conflict.
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- Mid-Semester test (20 multiple choice at 1mark each plus 6 short answer questions of 5 marks each) (null) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final research essay of 3000 words (null) [LO 1,2,3]
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Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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